|Race 15 of 19 in the 2014 Formula One season|
|Date||5 October 2014|
|Official name||2014 Formula 1 Japanese Grand Prix|
|Location|| Suzuka Circuit|
|Course|| Permanent racing facility |
5.807 km (3.608 mi)</td></tr>
|Distance|| 44 laps, 255.508 km (158.752 mi)</td></tr>
<tr> <td>Scheduled Distance</td><td colspan="2">53 laps, 307.771 km (191.224 mi)</td></tr>
|Weather||Wet track, changeable weather conditions|
|Time||1:51.600 on lap 39|
|Third||Sebastian Vettel||Red Bull-Renault|
The 2014 Japanese Grand Prix (formally known as the 2014 Formula 1 Japanese Grand Prix) was a Formula One motor race that was held on 5 October 2014 at the Suzuka Circuit in Suzuka, Japan. The race was the fifteenth round of the 2014 season, and marked the forty-first running of the Japanese Grand Prix.
Nico Rosberg started the race from pole position, but was overtaken by his team-mate Lewis Hamilton, who won the race after it was called off due to heavy rain and a serious accident suffered by Marussia driver Jules Bianchi. The race marked the third time two red flags have been shown in a single Formula One race after the 1987 Austrian Grand Prix and the 1990 Belgian Grand Prix.
Typhoon Phanfone, classified as a category one storm, was forecasted to make landfall over the eastern Japanese coast on the Sunday of the Grand Prix, accompanied by heavy rain and winds of up to 240km/h. Although the predicted course of the storm was expected to miss Suzuka, the rain from the northern edge of the storm was expected to drench the circuit with steadily increasing heavy rain.
Heavy rain meant that the race was initially started behind the safety car, but the race was red flagged on lap 2, when it became clear that the track was far too wet for racing. Nearly 20 minutes later, the rain had eased up and the race was restarted, once again behind the safety car. Fernando Alonso had to retire from the race when his car turned itself off shortly after the restart.
The safety car pulled in and the race was green flagged on lap 9. Jenson Button benefited greatly by immediately following the safety car into the pits for intermediate tyres, moving up to third position after the remaining drivers followed suit shortly after. Lewis Hamilton, having started the race behind his team-mate Nico Rosberg, managed to overtake him for the race lead at turn one on lap 29, with Rosberg struggling with oversteer.
Red Bull had elected to run a set-up more suitable for wet conditions in this race, sacrificing qualifying performance. This gamble paid off for them in the race, with Sebastian Vettel finishing third and Daniel Ricciardo fourth, from ninth and sixth on the grid respectively.
Jules Bianchi crashEdit
- See also: Jules Bianchi#2014 Suzuka accident
The race was ended under the safety car, with the final race results taken from the running order at the end of lap 44, which is a lap less than those covered as per FIA race regulation. This premature ending was due to Jules Bianchi, on lap 43, colliding at high speed with a marshal's crane tractor that was tending to the removal of Adrian Sutil's Sauber car, which had spun and crashed on lap 42 in the run-off area on the outside of the Dunlop Curve (turn 7) of the circuit. Bianchi was reported as being unconscious after the crash, following his failure to respond to a radio call from Marussia at the time and the marshals that went to his rescue. He was taken by road ambulance to the Mie University hospital under police escort as the FIA stated that the medical helicopter was unable to fly due to the precarious weather conditions, although it took off a short time afterwards.
According to his father later that same day, Bianchi then underwent an operation to reduce severe bruising to his head. The FIA subsequently released a statement that CT scans have shown Bianchi suffered a "severe head injury" in the crash, and he would be transferred to intensive care following surgery. Bianchi's family subsequently reported that he had a diffuse axonal injury, which is a common traumatic brain injury in vehicle accidents involving high deceleration.
With Kimi Räikkönen finishing 12th and Fernando Alonso retiring, this marked the first Grand Prix that Scuderia Ferrari failed to score a point since the 2010 British Grand Prix (81 races), as well as the first time since the 2009 Singapore Grand Prix (94 races) that a Ferrari-powered car failed to score.
With a maximum potential of 125 points remaining following the race and being 127 points behind championship leader Lewis Hamilton, Sebastian Vettel officially conceded the World Drivers' Championship, ending a consecutive run of four titles.
|6||3||Daniel Ricciardo||Red Bull-Renault||1:35.593||1:34.466||1:34.075||6|
|9||1||Sebastian Vettel||Red Bull-Renault||1:35.517||1:34.784||1:34.432||9|
|11||25||Jean-Éric Vergne||Toro Rosso-Renault||1:35.155||1:34.984||20 1|
|12||11||Sergio Pérez||Force India-Mercedes||1:35.439||1:35.089||11|
|13||26||Daniil Kvyat||Toro Rosso-Renault||1:35.210||1:35.092||12|
|14||27||Nico Hülkenberg||Force India-Mercedes||1:35.000||1:35.099||13|
|17||13||Pastor Maldonado||Lotus-Renault||1:35.917||22 1|
|107% time: 1:40.163|
- 1 — Pastor Maldonado and Jean-Éric Vergne both received a ten-place grid penalty for exceeding their quota of five engine components for the season.
Standings after the raceEdit
- Note: Only the top five positions are included for both sets of standings.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 "2014 Formula 1 Japanese Grand Prix". Formula1.com. Formula One Management. http://www.formula1.com/races/in_detail/japan_931/circuit_diagram.html. Retrieved 23 September 2014.
- ↑ "World Motor Sport Council". FIA.com. FIA. 4 December 2013. http://www.fia.com/news/world-motor-sport-council-3. Retrieved 5 December 2013.
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 "Japanese Grand Prix 2014 Qualifying Results". formula1.com. 4 October 2014. http://www.formula1.com/results/season/2014/931/7406/. Retrieved 4 October 2014.
- ↑ "Formula 1 - Typhoon threatens Formula One's Japanese Grand Prix". Reuters. 2 October 2014. https://uk.eurosport.yahoo.com/news/formula-1-typhoon-threatens-formula-ones-japanese-grand-150513916--f1.html. Retrieved 3 October 2014.
- ↑ "Red Bull drivers take the wet weather gamble at Suzuka". Paul Hensby. 4 October 2014. http://www.thecheckeredflag.co.uk/2014/10/red-bull-drivers-take-wet-weather-gamble-suzuka/. Retrieved 5 October 2014.
- ↑ "2014 Japanese Grand Prix Race Results". http://www.formula1.com/results/season/2014/931/7407/. Retrieved 5 October 2014.
- ↑ "Formula One driver Jules Bianchi in critical condition after horror crash". ABC. http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-10-05/f1-driver-bianchi-rushed-to-hospital-after-crash-at-japanese-gr/5791576. Retrieved 5 October 2014.
- ↑ "AUTOSPORT Live: Sunday - Japanese Grand Prix - F1 2014 Japanese Grand Prix". Autosport. http://live.autosport.com/commentary.php/id/788. Retrieved 5 October 2014.
- ↑ "Formula 1 - Bianchi 'undergoing surgery' after Suzuka crash". Yahoo Eurosport UK. 5 October 2014. https://uk.eurosport.yahoo.com/news/formula-1-hamilton-wins-japan-red-flag-crash-070651394--f1.html. Retrieved 5 October 2014.
- ↑ Jules Bianchi taken to hospital unconscious following crash. Smith, Luke. NBC Sports Network, 5 October 2014
- ↑ "Jules Bianchi crash: five key questions for the F1 race organisers". The Guardian. 5 October 2014. http://www.theguardian.com/sport/blog/2014/oct/05/jules-bianchi-crash-five-key-questions. Retrieved 6 October 2014.
- ↑ "Jules Bianchi crash may have been avoided if rain-soaked Japanese Grand Prix started two hours earlier". Daily Mail. 5 October 2014. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/formulaone/article-2781487/Jules-Bianchi-crash-avoided-rain-soaked-Japanese-Grand-Prix-started-two-hours-earlier.html. Retrieved 6 October 2014.
- ↑ "Bianchi operato per grave ematoma (update)". Autosprint. 5 October 2014. http://autosprint.corrieredellosport.it/2014/10/05/preoccupazione-per-dramma-bianchi/19381/. (Italian)
- ↑ "F1 driver Jules Bianchi injured after crash in Japan – latest updates", The Guardian, 5 October 2014
- ↑ "Jules Bianchi: Family confirms Formula One driver sustained traumatic brain injury in Japanese GP crash". ABC News Online (Australian Broadcasting Corporation). October 8, 2014. http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-10-08/bianchi-suffered-traumatic-brain-injury-in-crash/5797520. Retrieved October 8, 2014.
- ↑ Collantine, Keith (3 October 2014). "Maldonado set for ten-place grid penalty". F1 Fanatic (Keith Collantine). http://www.f1fanatic.co.uk/2014/10/03/maldonado-set-ten-place-grid-penalty/. Retrieved 3 October 2014.
- ↑ Collantine, Keith (3 October 2014). "Vergne also gets grid penalty for engine change". F1 Fanatic (Keith Collantine). http://www.f1fanatic.co.uk/2014/10/04/vergne-also-gets-grid-penalty-engine-change/. Retrieved 3 October 2014.
- ↑ 18.0 18.1 "2014 Japanese Grand Prix results". formula1.com. 5 October 2014. http://www.formula1.com/results/season/2014/931/7407/. Retrieved 5 October 2014.
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